1. Is Lil Wayne Suing Cash Money? (Report)

    January 24, 2015 5:37 PM EST According to a report, Lil Wayne may be looking to sue Cash Money co-founder Birdman for $8 million in the wake of theiro ongoing feud . The report, via TMZ , claims that talks between the rapper and the Cash Money co-founder have stalled since in ...

  2. Beyonce & Jay Z vs. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian: Whose 'Drunk In Love' Is Better?

    January 21, 2015 5:43 PM EST 3.522 k 244 47 0 Before Lil Wayne 's Sorry 4 the Wait 2 even hit the Internet on Tuesday, some took to Twitter to voice their thoughts -- or moreso hesitance and disapproval -- on his and Christina Milian 's remix of Beyoncé and Jay Z 's &q ...

  3. Lil Wayne's 'Sorry 4 The Wait 2' Mixtape is Out Now

    January 20, 2015 9:52 PM EST While Lil Wayne 's long anticipated Tha Carter V  still awaits a release date -- bogged down by feud with his record label Cash Money -- Weezy has delivered his Sorry 4 The Wait 2 to hold fans over. Listen to it here .  Lil Wayne on ' ...

  4. Did Lil Wayne Just Announce 'Sorry 4 the Wait 2' Release Date?

    January 17, 2015 4:48 PM EST Just days after releasing his remix to Future 's "Sh!t," Lil Wayne seems to have confirmed that his  Sorry 4 the Wait 2 mixtape will be released on Tuesday (Jan. 20). Weezy reportedly confirmed the news with the release of a teaser ...

  5. Game Streaming Giant Twitch Announces Its Entrance Into the Music Biz

    January 16, 2015 10:35 AM EST Gaming site Twitch has announced  on its blog two new music-related developments: a fully licensed music library  and a music content creation tool . Google Chromecast Adds iHeartRadio, Disney, Twitch Apps " We understand that this is new a ...

  6. Lil Wayne Signs Stephanie Acevedo to Young Money

    January 14, 2015 7:14 PM EST Singer Stephanie Acevedo is the newest signing to Lil Wayne 's Young Money Entertainment, the label announced earlier this week.  Young Money Announces New Compilation, 'Rise of an Empire' The confirmation comes after months of ph ...

  7. Lil Wayne Signs Stephanie Acevedo to Young Money

    January 14, 2015 7:14 PM EST 13.558 k 144 4 0 Singer Stephanie Acevedo is the newest signing to Lil Wayne 's Young Money Entertainment, the label announced earlier this week.  Young Money Announces New Compilation, 'Rise of an Empire' The confirmation comes after month ...

  8. Elvis Presley's Billboard Chart Records

    January 08, 2015 8:05 AM EST On what would've been the King of Rock & Roll's 80th birthday, a look back at five of his most impressive chart achievements. Elvis Presley wasn't just the King of Rock & Roll. He remains Billboard chart royalty. On the ...

  9. Solange vs. Jay Z and More: 2014's Music Beefs by the Numbers

    December 31, 2014 2:29 PM EST This past year was filled with artists beefing with one another, both in and out the e-streets. Even Ariana Grande jumped in. From the hilarious ( Cam'Ron vs. Nick Cannon ) to the severe ( Jay Z vs. Solange ), below are 2014's music beef ...

  10. R&B and Hip-Hop in 2014: A Lackluster Year for Some, But Not All

    December 17, 2014 5:01 PM EST Throughout the week, Billboard will be publishing pieces from our staff writers, each an outstanding authority on their specific area of coverage. From Nashville to Miami, the industry at large, publishing and retail, and the year in touring, w ...

  11. Lil Wayne vs. Cash Money: Can the Rapper Leave the Label He's Been With Since He Was 13?

    December 12, 2014 12:20 PM EST Album delays are ­nothing new for Lil Wayne . But the MC sent shockwaves through the hip-hop world on Dec. 4 when he publicly blamed his label for the ever-shifting release date of his new album, Tha Carter V . Calling himself a "prisoner,&qu ...

  12. Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Karen O Sing Dizzying Set List at Vice Anniversary Party

    December 06, 2014 3:37 PM EST "It's gonna be crazy but it's gonna be fun. There will be covers, originals, spontaneous orgasms -- enjoy yourselves.” To celebrate its 20th year, Vice rented out the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse on Friday night (Dec. ...

  13. Watch: Lil Wayne Speaks Publicly About Cash Money & Birdman Battle

    December 06, 2014 2:33 PM EST Two days after tweeting that Cash Money Records and Birdman refuse to release his new album, Tha Carter V , Lil Wayne spoke out in public about the battle on Friday night (Dec. 5). Lil Wayne: Birdman & Cash Money Records 'Refuse to Releas ...

  14. Lil Wayne Debuts New Song; Nicki Minaj Performs 'Bed of Lies' at 2014 AMAs

    November 23, 2014 10:20 PM EST Lil Wayne debuted a new song, "Let's Start a Fire," alongside singer, Christina Milian , at the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 23. Full 2014 AMAs Coverage "Mama I'm in love with a hot girl/ And they just don’t ...

  15. What's The Most Common Hot 100 Song Title? (Updated)

    November 21, 2014 10:55 AM EST Last year, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Hot 100 with the latest entry titled 'Hold On.' Is that still the most common song title in the chart's more than five-decade history? Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... In March 20 ...

  16. Nicki Minaj Teases 'Only' Video With Sexy Instagram Photos

    November 17, 2014 9:44 PM EST Following the onslaught of negative criticism Nicki Minaj has received for employing what many have complained to be Nazi-like imagery in her "Only" lyric video, the hip-hop superstar is hard at work on a proper video for Drake , Lil Way ...

  17. Listen to Lil Wayne's New Track 'Off Day' With Flow

    November 13, 2014 7:44 PM EST By this point we've learned Lil Wayne simply does not take a day off. The Young Money boss, who tours with a recording studio in his bus, invited one of his recent signee  Flow over to record the track "Day Off" that they dropped ...

  18. ADL Slams Nicki Minaj's 'Only' Video: 'The Abuse of Nazi Imagery is Deeply Disturbing'

    November 10, 2014 12:20 PM EST Nicki Minaj 's new militaristic video for her song "Only" has garnered quite a bit of controversy for its visuals, which many fans are likening to Nazi imagery. The Anti-Defamation League also finds the video's visuals troublin ...

  19. Watch Nicki Minaj's Totalitarian 'Only' Lyric Video With Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown

    November 07, 2014 6:58 PM EST Nicki Minaj is the boss and she's hell-bent on world domination in the lyric video for her Drake , Lil Wayne and Chris Brown -featuring single, "Only."  Nicki Minaj: The Billboard Cover Shoot The new clip, released Friday, shows ani ...

  20. The Juice Podcast: Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne Delay Albums, Theophilus London Talks Working With Kanye

    October 31, 2014 5:45 PM EDT It was busy on the album news front this week, especially in R&B/hip-hop. Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj pushed back their albums ( Tha Carter V , The Pinkprint ) to December, Mary J. Blige ’s The London Sessions leaked, Theophilus London unleashed ...

  21. Lil Wayne Releases New Song 'Gotti,' Announces 'Tha Carter V' Release Date

    October 29, 2014 3:29 PM EDT Lil Wayne has some good and bad news. Bad news first: Lil Wayne has pushed back Tha Carter V to December 9th… The first part at least. The good news is that Tha Carter V will now be a two-part album. Weezy is breaking up the album since he recorde ...

  22. Nicki Minaj Shares Artwork for New Single ‘Only’ Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

    October 26, 2014 2:31 PM EDT With less than a month remaining before the release of her third studio album, The Pinkprint , Nicki Minaj has shared the artwork for her new single “Only.” Nicki Minaj Takes Over the World in Promo for MTV EMA Hosting Gig "Only" will be ...

  23. Can Anyone (Even Taylor Swift) Hit the First-Week Million-Selling Mark Anymore?

    October 17, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Candidates include Taylor Swift, whose 1989 arrives Oct. 27, Adele and... well...? Will the U.S. music industry ever see another first-week million-selling album? That was an open question even as the CD suffered double-digit sales declines for th ...

  24. Lil Wayne & Young Thug Team Up For 'Take Kare' Song: Listen

    October 16, 2014 1:57 PM EDT A collaboration between Lil Wayne and Young Thug was inevitable, and highly anticipated. Besides the comparisons between the two rappers, Young Thug has expressed his admiration for Lil Wayne, while Birdman has taken on the role as a mentor to him ...

  25. Phonio Hooks You Up with Your Favorite Young Money Rappers... and Chris Daughtry

    October 15, 2014 7:06 PM EDT Have you always dreamed about Lil Wayne whispering sweet, froggy nothings about having a milli and being a martian into your ear? Thanks to mobile platform Phonio, that fantasy can now be a reality, just by dialing a phone number. Aloe Blacc, Youn ...

  26. Drake Extends Rap Airplay Chart Record

    October 09, 2014 5:24 PM EDT Drake, Chris Brown & Rich Gang take over atop three of Billboard's R&B/hip-hop airplay charts. On Rap Airplay , Drake extends his record for the most No. 1s, as "0 to 100/The Catch Up" climbs 2-1, marking the rapper's ...

  27. Listen to The Game's Auto-Tune Heavy 'F--- Yo Feelings' With Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

    October 06, 2014 7:49 PM EDT With The Game 's Blood Money label's compilation, Year of the Wolf , due out next Tuesday, the rapper née Jayceon Terrell Taylor teased the album Monday by dropping the Lil Wayne and Chris Brown -featuring "F--- Yo Feelings." ...

  28. Watch Lil Wayne's Drake-Featuring Tour Video for 'Grindin''

    September 19, 2014 9:26 PM EDT Lil Wayne dropped a new video for his new Drake -assisted single "Grindin'" Friday, documenting the YMCMB duo's Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour from the audience, onstage and behind the scenes.  Drake & Lil Wayne Team Up for Big C ...

  29. Chris Brown's Highs & Lows: Top 10 Career Moments

    September 19, 2014 3:25 PM EDT Since his self-titled debut album almost 10 years ago, Chris Brown has crested mountains, but he's also dipped into the deepest valleys. The last year has been tough for the 25-year old, culminating in a jail stint earlier this summer. Howeve ...

  30. Lecrae Thanks Fans for No. 1 Album With New Song 'Non-Fiction'

    September 18, 2014 5:25 PM EDT It's a one-two punch from Lecrae this week. The Christian rapper's latest album, Anomaly , debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, becoming the first album to top both the Gospel Albums and Billboard 200. As a thank you to ...

  31. Chris Brown's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown 's talent is proven. Setting the singer's tumultuous personal history aside, Brown's musical career has been pristine since he first stepped onto the scene at age 16. Brown has made a big impact on the Billboard charts alo ...

  32. Chris Brown, 'X': Track-by-Track Review

    September 15, 2014 12:25 PM EDT 2.225 k 135 38 0 Who needs haters when you're your own worst enemy? Chris Brown has been a self-saboteur since his infamous 2009 assault of Rihanna -- a talent whose skill for hit singles and agile performances is only matched by his knack for cannon ...

  33. The Juice Podcast: Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Usher, Lil Wayne & More 'Ask The Juice'

    September 12, 2014 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 On this week’s episode of The Juice Podcast, Pop Shop editor Jason Lipshutz joins me to answer fan questions related to R&B and hip-hop. We cover topics as Nicki Minaj , Chris Brown 's stage presence, Usher 's forthcoming album, Lupe F ...

  34. Hip-Hop Moves As Strong Force for Michael Brown

    August 30, 2014 2:17 PM EDT Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against ...

  35. Chris Brown’s ‘X’ Track List: Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, Trey Songz & More

    August 24, 2014 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown's new album will be released on Sept. 16 through RCA. Chris Brown’s long-delayed sixth album, X , will feature guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar , R. Kelly , Trey Songz , Akon and Brandy , among others. Brown has already release ...

  36. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lil Wayne Take Top Honors at 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 23, 2014 2:00 AM EDT Ludacris is given President's Award at Hollywood ceremony. The 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards crowned Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with the Song of the Year prize, Lil Wayne with the Songwriter of the Year trophy, and Warner-TamerLane Publis ...

  37. The Top Five Artists Who Could (Successfully) Drop a Surprise Album

    August 18, 2014 11:30 AM EDT What other acts could follow Beyonce and her surprise self-titled album release last December? Well, just about anybody. But who could do it and find tremendous success — like Beyonce ? (2 million sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.) ...

  38. Elvis Presley & Madonna: The Day the Music Died, and Was Born

    August 16, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Today, Aug. 16, marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop (happy 56th birthday!) and lost the King of Rock & Roll Today marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Madonna was born Aug. 16, 195 ...

  39. Drake & Lil Wayne Team Up for Big Chart Move

    August 15, 2014 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The duo's tour launch -- and hot new track 'Grindin'' -- pushes Drake up the Social 50 chart. Plus: Zendaya returns and Jacob Whitesides debuts. Drake experienced notable social gains during the charting week (ending Aug. 10) as ...

  40. Watch Lil Wayne Rap Over ESPN's 'Sports Center' Theme

    August 14, 2014 7:03 PM EDT 8 1 0 It's no secret Lil Wayne loves sports and ESPN, but getting him to rap over the Sports Center  theme is new level of fan engagement. Watch: Lil Wayne Debuts 'Krazy' Video The rap icon showed up at the sports network offices in Bristol ...

  41. Watch: Lil Wayne Debuts 'Krazy' Video

    August 11, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne teams up with long-time collaborator, director Colin Tiley for the music video to Tha Carter V single, "Krazy." The visual features different versions of Weezy in straight jackets, being dragged and questioned at an asylum. The r ...

  42. Exclusive: DJ Mustard Talks Making of '10 Summers' Album & Chart Success

    August 11, 2014 1:30 PM EDT 's most bankable hitmaker is releasing his debut album on Google Play -- for free. DJ Mustard moved into his first "I made it" house two weeks ago in Los Angeles -- the kind with its own basketball court, pool and studio for him ...

  43. Drake Gets the Best of Lil Wayne in Chicago: Live Review

    August 11, 2014 10:48 AM EDT The two YMCMB rappers battled it out video game-style in the Windy City. In front of a crowd estimated at around 25,000, Drake and Lil Wayne went toe-to-toe during their Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour stop in the City of Wind on Sunday night, August 10. ...

  44. Watch Lil Wayne & Drake Perform New Single ‘Grindin’’ at Tour Opener

    August 09, 2014 2:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 The YMCMB rappers performed “Grindin’” just hours after the new single debuted online. Fans attending Drake and Lil Wayne’s co-headlining tour opener on Aug. 8 were treated to the first live performance of Weezy’s new Drake-assisted song “Grindin’” ...

  45. Listen to Lil Wayne's New Drake-Assisted Single

    August 08, 2014 2:31 PM EDT 5 0 0 On the kick off day of their co-headlining tour, Drake Vs. Lil Wayne , Weezy releases his latest single off Tha Carter V , titled "Grindin'." The track features both rappers breaking down their hustle, and sprinkling some boasting on ...

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